According to the bank, the project consists of the design, construction, operation and maintenance of a greenfield multipurpose port facility located in the Gulf of Uraba, Antioquia, Colombia, under a 30-year concession contract (the "Project"). The Project will build up on existing and captive traffic (major shipping lines already call at Uraba despite the lack of modern port facilities), becoming the main outlet for Uraba's banana and fruit exports, which represent 75% of Colombian banana exports. Due to its location and logistic cost advantages, it is also expected that Puerto Antioquia will divert cargo in/out of Medellin (2nd largest city in Colombia and main international trade region in Colombia), in/out Bogota and their surrounding areas.
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ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IADB
The Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) or Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)-funded project. If you submit a complaint to MICI, they may assist you in addressing the problems you raised through a dispute-resolution process with those implementing the project and/or through an investigation to assess whether the IDB or IIC is following its own policies for preventing or mitigating harm to people or the environment. You can submit a complaint by sending an email to MICI@iadb.org. You can learn more about the MICI and how to file a complaint at http://www.iadb.org/en/mici/mici,1752.html (in English) or http://www.iadb.org/es/mici/mici,1752.html (Spanish).